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What to Ask Before You Buy a House

The decision to buy a house is a big one and leads to a lot of questions; from what type of home you are looking to find, to the location of your

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Why NOT to For Sale by Owner

If you are considering selling your home, chances are you have put a little thought towards managing a For Sale by Owner for your property. Here’s why you shouldn’t: Home Sale Negotiations

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Spooktacular Digital Marketing Images

We have had a fun October!  Below is a sampling of the different Halloween themed social media images we brewed up for some of our clients.  Enjoy!

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Don’t let social media SCARE you! Call us today…  203.307.5107

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Does Fall House Shopping Spook You? It Shouldn’t.

October is here and with that comes pumpkins, mums and an array of ghosts and goblins in yards and around homes. Historically, this time of year brings a slowdown in real estate

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Are Women Owned Businesses Any Different Than Men Owned Businesses?

 

Recently, Tony Hwang hosted and moderated a Connecticut Women in Business and Leadership Forum at Fairfield University Dolan School of Business.

Passion.  Relationships.  Education.  Sharing.  Putting others first.  Advocacy… were just some of the words that I heard come out of the mouths of some beautiful leaders in our community.

During our discussion, one of the questions raised was,
“What is the one most important tool that you attribute to your success and the success of your business?”

My response: I embrace being a leader and an educator in my field.  I believe my PASSION for all things – marketing, design, and social media – shines in everything I do.  This passion leaves my clients and the people I come in contact with a feeling of comfort and trust.  My passion has been my tool for success.  What is yours?

Another panelist’s response was: “Helping others and putting them first.”

How about this one: “Building relationships and customer service.”

VERY POWERFUL and inspiring!

BALANCE was another topic up for discussion.  What is balance?  

My response: I kept looking for balance until one day I found it, to only find that I had lost it the next day. I realized that balance isn’t something that you find like a lost item.  It’s something that you have to continuously work at.  It wasn’t until Friday’s forum that I realized that balance is all about prioritizing.   Every day is going to have different priorities.  One day our clients might be our priority, the next day our spouse, family and children might be our priority, another day our health might take priority.

My conclusion:  Our balance is always shifting as our priorities change.

One of the reasons I founded Infinite Web Designs, LLC thirteen years ago was to afford myself the opportunity to raise my children in tandem with growing my career.  In doing so, I learned this is a double edged sword.  I am not alone in thinking this.  Many participants in Friday’s forum shared about how our children perceive our dedication and work ethics.   The consensus was that our children realize they don’t want to work as hard as we do.  This has been a secret concern of mine for a long time.  Although I pride myself in physically being around when my children get off the bus, I am equally as guilty of putting work before them or working late nights.  The other edge of the sword is how fortunate our children are that they can witness what it means to live up to our words/commitments, adapt, give back to the community, struggle yet persevere, and achieve success.

My conclusion: I am very thankful to be able to teach my children that sometimes you have to work hard in life and the rewards WILL come.  The rewards may not always be financial but isn’t that sometimes better?

As panelists and participants, we all pretty much established that we are business owners and leaders first and women second.  There is nothing different about being a woman owned business vs. a man owned business.  The way we run our businesses, build our relationships through networking and balance our priorities might be contrasted, but isn’t that about individuality more than a gender?

Friday’s discussion inspired us to start a #CTBizProud initiative on social media.  I encourage every, male and female business owner in the State of Connecticut to use #CTBizProud in a post with a photo of you at your place of business, Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do.  In an effort to go viral, please nominate other business owners to do the same.  Let’s help support each other as local business owners.  After all, we are the backbone of our economy.  I am #CTBizProud!

 

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I hope my perspective inspires you as much as my experience in being a part of this Connecticut Women in Business and Leadership Forum did for me.

I am interested in hearing your comments and experience.  Please post them below, I look forward to continuing the conversation.

#CTBizProud

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Looking to grow your business?

Please join us for our next open house on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  See details below:      

Why Now is the Time to Fall into your New Home

As we roll out the last few days of summer, families are getting back to the routine of school, projects and after school activities. Fall is also considered to be the “off-season”

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A Longer- View on House Prices for Prospective Home Buyers

For home buyers looking to find a home to buy in the next few years, the highlight topic is house prices. Home buying potential is fed by what prices are now, and

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ALERT: Your WordPress website may be vulnerable to attack!

Here is how you can protect your most valuable marketing asset!

You’ve put a lot of thought and creativity into yourwebsite, probably your most productive marketing channel.  Don’t fall prey to the latest security attack and lose all your hard earned equity.

More than 60 million websites using WordPress are under a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.  This DoS attack was discovered by Nir Goldshlager, CEO of Break Security.  It is an attempt to prevent access to a selected website or web server by capturing and overloading its available memory and processing resources.  In some cases the website actually may crash.

WordPress Versions Affected

WordPress 3.5 – 3.9 (Version 3.9.2 and later will not be affected by this attack)

WordPress Fix

 A patch for this DoS vulnerability is available.  We recommend that you do the following:

  1. Log in to WordPress and check the bottom of your screen.  The WordPress version will be displayed there.
  2. If yours is a vulnerable version, click on the link shown to upgrade WordPress to the latest version.

Help is available if you are unsure about performing the upgrade:

  • Click on the following link:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress

  •  Contact IWD
    1. Phone: 203.307.5107
    2. Email: info@infinitewebdesigns.com

Note to Drupal Users 

Drupal (Versions 6.x – 7.x) also is vulnerable to this DoS attack.

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Slow Real Estate Growth is Good News for Home Sellers

Like every industry, real estate is all about supply and demand. With all the reports noting the steady recovery in the housing market over the last year, it’s not rebounding as quickly

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